- Everwise, a San Francisco-based firm, has successfully obtained $16M in series-B funding in addition to launching a new employee skills development platform, writes Elliot Volkman for Tech.co. The platform captures and shares employee development experiences, allowing for the transfer of knowledge through person-to-person learning and mentoring opportunities.
- "Traditional models of online learning will not solve the current talent crisis," said Everwise co-founder and CEO Mike Bergelson in the report, "a new model for career development includes peer-to-peer learning, which has been shown to produce more favorable behaviors."
- The Everwise Enterprise Social Learning Platform will enable more employees to connect with learning resources on-demand. It will also facilitate employee onboarding, provide guidance for front-line managers,and support changes in the organization.
Everwise's latest offering aligns with the direction in which many organizations are moving today. There is a push towards more agile systems that not only keep up with industry changes, but also the changing learning needs of employees.
Organizations are also shifting towards more agile workforce management systems, generally due to the fact that older learning modules and training sessions are simply outdated. Human learning requires sharing from one person to another, and it makes sense that workforce development systems are embracing this fact.